Two Months Ago
Valerie had walked down the streets of Italy in her hot pink heels, holding onto the beige coat that she had on. It was getting cold in Venice and a wrong day to wear a mint green maxi skirt. She had lowered her sunglasses down to the bridge of her nose, sighing softly as she crossed her arms. She was finally out of Korea and out of the scandals that everyone had been throwing at her. Things had been really crazy when she had left. People were telling her different things between her, Donghae and Junhyung. She didn’t even understand how they could even think of things like that.
She wasn’t engaged to Junhyung. They weren’t even together. Sure, she sort of liked him but…she knew that there was nothing else between them. It was some sort of infatuation or something that helped her slowly get over Donghae.
She wasn’t dating Donghae either. Not again. She wasn’t exactly sure if they could even be in that same position again. After knowing that he had been cheating on her. In truth, he hadn’t been cheating on her for long but it still hurt her the same way. She just knew that nothing could happen between them anymore.
Valerie just had to get away from it all. It was ruining her image in the group. From that innocent and fun loving girl, she somehow turned into the exact opposite. Just because of the different things that anti-fans have been bashing at her. It was only right that she got out of the country while her manager and the girls helped her clean her name out. She really couldn’t do anything anymore. Even with all the press conferences that she had been doing, nothing had gone right.
She took a deep breath and moved her eyes down to the flight of stairs that was ahead of her, just walking down before pulling out her camera once more. She took a couple shots of the beautiful scenery that Venice had to offer. Valerie knew that this would be the best place to find herself again. She was sent here to at least think through things and understand what & how to deal with her current problems.
For now, she just wanted to be a bit more relaxed. Valerie could think of her problems later but not now. She could just enjoy her stay here and worry later. Who knows what she could miss out just because she worried too much?
As she had moved her camera lens towards the crowd of people, Valerie had adjusted the focus slightly and took another photo. She had noticed something a little familiar though when she had looked through the lens of her camera. She had lowered her camera, tilting her head to the left slightly as she narrowed her eyes to check if she wasn’t hallucinating.
She started walking, her eyes glued to the person that she had noticed earlier. She really wasn’t making a mistake. She knew who this person was. Well, he was clearly an idol. There were a couple fans there taking pictures with him. Valerie took a deep breath and laughed to herself, running her fingers through her hair. She sighed softly and walked over towards the small crowd that was slowly growing around the idol.
Valerie lifted her hand up, waving it repeatedly as she called out, “Yunho-ah!”
The male had turned his head away from the crowd, to where Valerie was at. It had made the female fans turn their heads towards her. She had laughed slightly and pushed her hair away from her face as she made her way towards her friend, shaking her head as she stood there in front of him.
“I had no idea you were going to be here!” she told him as a couple cameras flashed as she spoke.
Yunho had shrugged his shoulders, giving her his signature smile before replying, “It’s not like I knew you were going to be here too.”
She had shook her head, rolling her eyes. “Whatever.” She spoke, moving her sunglasses up to her head. “Are you here with someone?”
The idol chuckled softly and gestured her to look to behind him. Valerie had lifted her head up, trying to see who it was. It was a guy as well, his back facing her, which made it harder for her to see who it was. After a couple moments, he had turned his head which made her widen her eyes and turn her eyes back to Yunho. Not wanting their eyes to meet.
“You’re with Changmin?” she asked him with raised eyebrows.
“….And you’re surprised because?”
“I don’t know. I thought you were more close with Jaejoong.”
“Either way. You know what happened. We’re just here to take a break.” Yunho spoke just before Changmin had walked over towards them with a smile on his face.
Shim Changmin or Choikang Changmin as how people knew him as. The maknae of DBSK and someone with the best vocals Valerie has ever heard of. From the news that she’s heard about him, he was also one of the most charismatic maknaes in the idol industry. She didn’t wonder why though. She just noticed that with him when she’d see him on the TV.
“You already found yourself a girl, hyung?” he asked Yunho with a smirk, nudging him.
Valerie and Yunho had both shot glares at the maknae, making him laugh and back away slightly.
“Don’t worry. I was just kidding.” He told them, running his fingers through the short black locks of his hair. His eyes had moved down towards Valerie, his dark brown eyes meeting with her almost hazel eyes.
“You’re Valerie right? Sunshine Starlight?”
She had nodded slowly, a smile forming on her face. She had extended her hand towards him, “Exactly. I'm Val—“
“Unnie, can I please have your autograph?” she heard a fan talking from behind. Valerie had smiled to herself before turning around to face her fan. She nodded her head, reaching for the pen that she had with her and writing her signature on the notebook that she brought.
“Thank you Valerie unnie!” the fan spoke, taking a candid picture of her before running off.
Valerie laughed slightly and shook her head as she turned her head to face the two boys behind her. Yunho had smiled at them, before he had said, “How about you two get yourself acquainted first while I work my way with the fans?”
“Oppa, I could just come and meet you guys next time. You guys look busy any—“
“It’s fine Val.” Yunho spoke with a smile on his face, waving his hand slightly before walking over towards the fan. He had done something that made the girls swoon.
“He really is good with things like this, huh?” Changmin said, making Valerie move her eyes back to face him. She had nodded her head slowly and laughed.
“You’re more of a serious guy, aren’t you?”
He had nodded his head slowly. There were a couple cameras taking their pictures but they both didn’t seem to mind it.
“Anyways, I should formally introduce myself to you.” He told her, extending his hand to her. “Changmin. Choika--Shim Changmin. From DBSK.” He had added with a wink.
Valerie couldn’t help but laugh when he had winked. It wasn’t that type of wink that would make girls swoon. It was more of the ones that would just like a little bit wacky & would just end up looking cute. Not that she thought he was cute.
She had slipped her hand towards his, shaking it a bit. “Valerie. Valerie Seung.” She had introduced herself with a grin on her face.
All of a sudden, he had pouted his lips at her and raised his eyebrows. “You’re not going to at least let me know your real name?”
Valerie laughed once more, pushing a couple of her golden locks away from her face. She took a deep breath and straightened her back before saying, “Then….I’m Jae Hwa. Seung Jae Hwa.”
“It’s a pleasure to meet you Seung Jae Hwa.” He spoke with a grin on his face.
“The pleasure’s all mine Shim Changmin.”
There you go! Valerie's new love interest. Hehe. We shalll see what happens to them soon. ^^ I hope you liked the story.